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Allen-Harris wed in candlelight ceremony

CONWAY- Holley Rose Allen and Joshua Thad Harris, both ofConway, exchanged wedding vows during a 5:00 p.m. candlelight Christmas service on Saturday, December 3, 2011, atZionUnitedMethodistChurchinConway.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney W. Allen, Jr. ofConway.  She is the granddaughter of Betty Rawls ofWoodlandand the late Doyle Allison Rawls, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Davis ofConwayand Sidney Allen, Sr. ofConway.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl L. Whitley of Lasker, and Mr. and Mrs. William T. Harris of Pendleton.  He is the grandson of Camilla Cannon of Seaboard and the late Garland Ray Cannon, and Mr. and Mrs. William F. Harris of Pendleton.

The Reverend Suzanne Cobb performed the nuptial ceremony.  Music was provided by Pam Woodard, organist and Lisa Wheeler, soloist.

Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a satin A-line dress with lace cap sleeves and a chiffon split front and was detailed with metallic embroidery.  The gown featured a chapel length train.  For a headpiece the bride wore a fingertip length two tiered veil with a scallop edge detailed with beaded flowers and sequins.

Mitzi Hargrave Taylor of Conway, friend of the bride, served as Matron of Honor.  Bridesmaids were Rebecca Lynn Bryant ofConway, JamieElizabethCocke ofGreenville, Lindsey Bridgers Ferguson of Pendleton, and Brandy Sumner Warmack of Aulander, all friends of the bride, and Katie Harris Morgan of Pendleton, sister of the groom.

William Thad Harris of Pendleton, father of the groom, served as Best Man.  Groomsmen were William Jarrett Allen of Conway, brother of the bride, Franklin Lewis Harris of Winton and Trent Lee Whitley of Lasker, both brothers of the groom, Carl Leon Whitley of Lasker, step-father of the groom, and Willie Joshua Rose of Pendleton, cousin of the groom.

Serving as flower girl was Madison Bree Collier, niece of the groom, and the ring bearer was Cole Early Taylor.

Sandra Boone ofConwayand Susan Taylor ofJacksonserved as Mistresses of Ceremonies.  Amy Parker of Weldon was the registry attendant and Jessica Duncan of Seaboard presented programs to the guests.

A reception, hosted by the bride’s parents, was held following the ceremony at Valley Pine Country Club in Lasker.

The bride is a 2007 graduate ofNortheastAcademyand a 2010 graduate ofRoanoke-ChowanCommunity Collegewhere she received an Associate Degree in Nursing.  She is employed byVidantRoanokeChowanHospitalin Ahoskie.

The groom is a 2004 graduate of Northampton County High School-East and is employed by Glover Construction Company, Inc. inPleasant Hill.

After a honeymoon cruise to the Caribbean islands the couple now resides inConway.

Courtesies

Dec 2 – The bridegroom’s parents hosted an after-rehearsal dinner at John’s Seafood inMurfreesboroon Friday evening.

Nov 26 and 27 – A bachelorette weekend was given by the matron of honor and bridesmaids at Nags Head

Nov 20 – A recipe shower was hosted by the bridegroom’s family at the home of Thad and Melissa Harris

Nov 19 – A bridesmaids’ get together was hosted by the bride’s grandmother, Betty Rawls, at Tavern 125 inMurfreesboro

Oct 23 – A miscellaneous shower was hosted by friends atZionUnitedMethodistChurch